Designation: HOD, Department of Biotechnology
Qualification: Ph.D (Thesis Submitted) IIEST, Shibpur
Passionate to learn and work on Environmental Biotechnology and working in this field for more than 10 years to preserve ecosystems. Working on the East Kolkata Wetlands’ resource recovery system from the very beginning of the research, the efficiency, the cost-effectiveness and many more aspects of this system. Also working on the algal bioremediation of wastewater, understanding the effectiveness of the algal system by experimenting involving different variations compared to other indigenous systems prevalent towards better management of wastewater problem of Kolkata. Did a comparative study on the effectiveness of sewage treatment plants ok Kolkata and the indigenous system of sewage cleaning. Worked on the Arsenic remediation from soil and working on how to adopt a better system for prohibiting entry of arsenic in the food chain to prevent the human being from damaging effects of arsenic. Presently working on the effect of pollution on different types of plants for understanding the extent of harm caused.
Journal Paper: Estimation of Carbon Credit and Direct Carbon Foot Print by Solar Photovoltaic Cells, West Bengal, India, Susmita Mukherjee, Dr. P. B. Ghosh, International Journal of Low Carbon Technology, Oxford University Press, July, 2012, 1-4. doi: 10.1093/ijict/cts053
Method of interpretations of Dissolved oxygen analysis results in the assessment of health of an aquatic ecosystem, Prabir Kumar Das, Susmita Mukherjee, Phanibhisan Ghosh, Journal of Institution of Public Health Engineers, India, ISSN-0970-3195, Volume 2012-13, Number2, July 2012
Biological Oxygen Demand in Controlling Fish Production and Cost of Supplementary Feed towards better Sustainability of a Sewage-Fed Aquaculture System: A Case Study of East Kolkata Wetlands, West Bengal, India, 2017
Susmita Mukherjee* and Madhumati Dutta, International Journal of Waste
Resources, ISSN:2252-5211 IJWR, Volume 6 • Issue 2
Susmita Mukherjee, Sonali Paul, Ranjana Das, Chiranjib Bhattacharya, Abhishek Dutta Presented in the International Conference on Advanced Technologies for Industrial Pollution Control (ATIPC, 2018)
Designation: Assistant Professor
Qualification: PhD from Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics
Specialization: Biophysics, Molecular Biology & Bioinformatics
Passionate about learning new scientific skills during the graduation, she was intrigued to spectroscopy and developed a keen interest in the field of single molecule spectroscopy. Using practical knowledge of Physics, she was able to design a home-built Fluorescence Correlation Spectrometer during my doctorate research loved the challenges and found it exciting to work on different aspects of Biophysical Chemistry and Photochemistry, such as, single molecule studies of protein unfolding/refolding, protein aggregation, protein-ligand interaction and in-vitro detection of metal ions.
Her Postdoctoral work was focused on exploring the aggregation kinetics and mechanism of action of peptides associated with neurodegenerative diseases in presence of various membrane surfaces with solution NMR. It was a rewarding experience as she learnt various state of the art techniques used in a molecularbiology Lab.
Currently, she is working as an assistant professor at UEM Kolkata, She in the process of establishing herself as a research scientist alongside of educating young students and inspiring research in basic science. Her present research focusses on functional amyloids in bacteria and their relation in forming biofilms.
1. Sensing of hydrophobic cavity of serum albumin by an adenosine analogue: Fluorescence correlation and ensemble spectroscopic studies, Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B, 127 (2013) 202.
2. Truncated or 2/2 hemoglobins: a new class of globins with novel structure and function, Journal of Proteins and Proteomics, 4 (2013) 45.
Department of Biotechnology,
University of Engineering and Management,
Qualification: Ph.D (Calcutta University)
Research Area/ Interest:
Plant molecular biology, Tissue culture, Secondary metabolites, Environmental Toxicology, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics.
Educational Qualifications and Awards:
■ National Post Doctoral Fellowship in Life Sciences by Science and Engineering Research Board, India.
■ Qualified CSIR-UGC National Eligibility Test in Life science.
■ Qualified GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) in Life science.
■ Former Post Doctoral Fellow, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (Pune), India; under National Post Doctoral Fellowship scheme of Science and Engineering Research Board, India.
■ Awarded the University Grants Commission (UGC) Research fellowship in science for meritorious students (UGC RFSMS- 2012).
■ Pratik Talukder, Shonima Talapatra, Nirmalya Ghoshal, Sarmistha Sen Raychaudhuri. Antioxidant activity and HPLC analysis of phenolic compounds during in vitro callus culture of Plantago ovata Forsk and effect of exogenous additives on accumulation of phenolic compounds. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 96(1): 232–244 (2016)
■ Pratik Talukder, Sarmistha Sen Raychaudhuri. Effect of additive supplementation and age of callus on the expression pattern of three key genes of phenylpropanoid pathway in P. ovata. Journal of Chemical, Biological and Physical sciences 7(2): 578-592 (2017).
■ Pratik Talukder, Sarmistha Sen Raychaudhuri. Copper-Induced changes in the expression of Dihydroflavonol-4-reductase (DFR) and its role in anthocyanin production in Plantago ovata Forsk. Journal of Chemical, Biological and Physical sciences 7(4): 1269- 1279 (2017).
■ Nirmalya Ghoshal, Shonima Talapatra, Pratik Talukder, Mandar Sengupta, Suman K Ray, Anindita Chakraborty, Sarmistha Sen Raychaudhuri. “Cross-adaptation to cadmium stress in Plantago ovata by pre-exposure to low dose of gamma rays: Effects on metallothionein and metal content”. International Journal of Radiation Biology 91(8): 611-23 (2015)
■ Debangana Kundu and Pratik Talukder, Sarmistha Sen Raychaudhuri. Review paper on In vitro Biosynthesis of Polyphenols in Presence of Elicitors and Upregulation of Genes of Phenylpropanoid Pathway in Plantago ovata. Studies in Natural Products Chemistry 60: 299- 304 (2018).
■ Shonima Talapatra, Pratik Talukder, Nirmalya Ghoshal, Sarmistha Sen Raychaudhuri. In vitro antioxidant activity and polyphenol content of callus extracts during somatic embryogenesis of Bitter gourd (Momodica charantia L.). Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine. (Accepted for publication) (SCI indexed)
■ Pratik Talukder, Sarmistha Sen Raychaudhuri. Copper-Induced Alterations in Accumulation of Polyphenols, Flavonoids and expression of Phenylalanine Ammonia- lyase (PAL) and Chalcone synthase (CHS) in Plantago ovata Forsk. (Communicated- Journal of the science of food and agriculture) (SCI indexed)
GenBank submission publication (2014- 2018)
1. Plantago ovata cultivar GI-2 phenylalanine ammonia lyase (PAL) mRNA, partial cds , 547bp linear mRNA, Accession: KT310071.1, GI: 925209069.
2. Plantago ovata cultivar GI-2 chalcone synthase mRNA, partial cds, 706 bp linear mRNA, Accession: KP712708.1, GI: 772519988.
3. Plantago ovata cultivar GI-2 chalcone synthase mRNA, partial cds, 316 bp linear mRNA, Accession: KP198546.1, GI: 743612309.
4. Plantago ovata cultivar GI-2 phenylalanine ammonia lyase (PAL) mRNA, partial cds, 700bp linear mRNA, Accession: KP198547.1, GI: 743612311.
5. Plantago ovata phenylalanine ammonia lyase mRNA, partial cds, 401 bp linear mRNA, Accession: KM198971.1, GI: 674654175
6. Plantago ovata cultivar GI 2 phenylalanine ammonia-lyase mRNA, partial cds, 374 bp linear mRNA, Accession: KJ715208.1, GI: 636571996.
7. Plantago ovata phenylalanine ammonia lyase mRNA, partial cds. 254 bp linear mRNA, Accession: KF990053.1, GI: 590123280.
8. Plantago ovata dihydroflavonol-4-reductase mRNA, partial cds. 639 bp linear mRNA, Accession: KU668976.1, GI: 1009197362.
Paper and poster presentation in Conferences/Workshops Participation:
● Presented a paper (oral presentation) on “Oxidative stress induced alterations in accumulation of polyphenols, flavonoids and expression of Phenylalanine Ammonia-lyase (PAL) and Chalcone synthase (CHS) in Plantago ovata Forsk” in the national symposium on Oxidative stress in health and disease, organized by department of Biochemistry and biophysics, University of Kalyani on 30th and 31 st March, 2017.
● Presented a poster on “Biochemical and molecular study of phenolic compounds during in vitro callus culture of Plantago ovata Forsk and effect of exogenous additives on accumulation of phenolic compounds” in the International symposium on Trends in plant science research organized by Dept. of Botany, University of Calcutta on 15th and 16th February, 2014.
● Presented a poster on “Copper-Induced Changes in Total Phenolics, Antioxidant activity and Phenylalanine Ammonia-lyase Activity in Plantago ovata Forsk” in the 4th Asian conference on Environmental mutagens‖ organized by CSIR- IICB, Kolkata 10-12 December, 2014.
● Presented a poster on “The effect of additives on total polyphenol content in Plantago ovata Forsk” in the National seminar cum workshop “Probing biology In-vivo, In-Vitro, In-silico” jointly organised by the University of Calcutta and the Dept. of Botany, Visvavarati University, Santiniketan on 3rd & 4th December, 2012.
Dr. Sonali Paul
Qualification: Ph.D (Calcutta University)
Doctoral work comprised of understanding the role of different environmental agents in causing various chromosomal aberrations and enzymatic alterations among patients suffering from haematological malignancy.
Current research areas comprises of studying the different bioremediation methods for counteracting different environmental problems like arsenic toxicity, air pollution, waste water management.